The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro comes with a new bright Electric Lime paint to make sure there’s no way you ignore it!by Sidd Dhimaan, on
What’s the best way to get someone’s attention? Scream? I guess that’s what Toyota thinks because it just launched an off-road trim of a pickup truck in a bright lime shade! Neither ‘Off-road’ nor ‘pickup truck’ can be associated with a lime exterior shade. But, Toyota seems to have done that with the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro.
The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro arrives in this new exclusive shade with some more off-road enhancements like an increased suspension lift, new shocks, etc. Sweet, huh?
The New Exterior Shade Is The Highlight Of The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro
Did I already mention that the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro comes with a new exterior shade? It’s called Electric Lime Metallic that is a new TRD Pro-exclusive color. This means we could see it on the other TRD Pros as well. The new shade joins the color palette which includes Super White, Gray Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic.
Up front, the truck features a heritage-inspired grille with a color-keyed surround. The blacked-out hood scoop can be complemented with new hood graphics, too. The badges go through a bit of a shuffle. The TRD Pro badge has been removed from the front door. Instead, it now comes with a ‘Tacoma’ badge. ‘TRD Pro’ is now stamped on the rear quarter panel for more prominence and distinction from the standard models.
The truck also comes with an aluminum front skid plate with red lettering, LED headlights with sequential turn signals, and LED fog lights sourced from Rigid Industries.
What’s New Inside The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro?
The Tacoma TRD Pro comes with black leather-trimmed inside the cabin. The front seats are heated and feature TRD Pro logos on the headrests. Even the TRD shift knob, and TRD Pro all-weather floor mats area all black. An eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the center console that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. The truck also comes with a Multi-Terrain Monitor that activates the front, rear, and side cameras at the press of a button to show obstacles around the truck.
Some other features include:
- 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
- Power moonroof
- JBL Premium Audio system
The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro Features The Same Engine As Before
The truck comes with standard with a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine. It puts out 278 horses and 265 pound-feet of torque.
Power is sent to the wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, but you can also opt for a six-speed automatic.
|Transmission||six-speed manual/six-speed automatic|
The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro Comes With Off-Road Enhancements
The Tacoma TRD Pro comes with FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks tuned by TRD engineers. The suspension is raised by 1.5 inches up front and 0.5 inches at the rear.
It even comes with new upper control arms with machine-forged aluminum construction for added strength.
Thanks to this, the truck features better angles and is even more capable while off-roading. It now comes with a 36.4-degree approach angle, 24.7-degree departure angle, and a 26.6-degree breakover angle – all of which are an improvement over its predecessor.
|Approach angle||36.4 degrees|
|Departure angle||24.7 degrees|
|Breakover angle||26.6 degrees|
The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro Is Safer Than Before
This truck also comes with new safety features. The Tacoma TRD Pro features Toyota Safety Sense-P, which includes:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beams
Apart from this, it also comes with:
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution
- Brake Assist
- Smart Stop brake override technology
There’s no word on the price of the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro, but we expect it to be slightly higher than the outgoing model’s starting price of $44,325.